Category Archives: Bacillus

France – FOUR SPICES – Bacillus cereus

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Herbs and spices
  • Product brand name LEADER PRICE
  • Model names or references FOUR SPICES Jar 155 ml
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3760138823342 Jar Set TA0365/TA0378 Date of minimum durability 30/05/2024
  • Packaging SMALL PLASTIC JAR OF 50 GR
  • Marketing start/end date From 08/08/2022 to 18/10/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Departments: GUADELOUPE (971), MARTINIQUE (972)
  • Distributors LEADER PRICE

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Investigations conducted due to the detection of bacteria (Bacillus Cereus) have resulted in the withdrawal and precautionary recall of this product.

France – FOUR SPICES – Bacillus cereus

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Herbs and spices
  • Product brand name The Good Spices of Mr Maurice
  • Model names or references FOUR SPICES 155 ml and 500 ml jar / 250 g sachet / 500 g sachet / 1 kg sachet
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3760138823342 Jar Set TA0365/TA0378 Date of minimum durability 30/05/2024
    3760138823090 Jar Set TA0365/TA0378 Date of minimum durability 30/05/2024
    3760138822338 Bag Lot EH1683/EH1708/EH1725 Date of minimum durability 30/05/2024
    3760138820815 Bag Lot EH1683/EH1708/EH1725 Date of minimum durability 30/05/2024
    3760138820822 Bag Lot EH1683/EH1708/EH1725 Date of minimum durability 30/05/2024
  • Packaging SMALL PLASTIC POT OF 45 GR / BAGS OF 250 GR – 500 GR – 1 KG
  • Marketing start/end date From 08/08/2022 to 18/10/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Departments: GUADELOUPE (971), MARTINIQUE (972)
  • Distributors CARREFOUR – SUPER U – LECLERC – O MARCHE – CASINO – DISCOUNT CENTER – COLIPRIX – ECOMARKET – CENTRALE EDOUARD – PROMOCASH
  • List of points of saleLIST_CLIENTS_POTENTIAL_POT_GINGEMBRE_-_AOUT_TO_OCTOBER_2022.pdf

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Investigations conducted due to the detection of bacteria (Bacillus Cereus) have resulted in the withdrawal and precautionary recall of this product.
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Bacillus cereus

Research – Mathematical modeling of Bacillus cereus in Saengsik, a powdered ready-to-eat food and its application in quantitative microbial risk assessment

Wiley Online

Abstract

In this study, we developed a mathematical model to describe the fate of Bacillus cereus in Saengsik, a powdered ready-to-eat food with reduced moisture content, and to estimate the probability of B. cereus infection from Saengsik consumption, using quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA). The isothermal kinetic behavior of B. cereus was analyzed as a function of temperature (5–40°C). Bacterial cell counts were fitted to the Weibull model using GinaFit, and the obtained delta values (required time for the first decimal reduction) for each temperature were 128.3–17,124.1 hr and concave (ρ < 1) were observed under all experimental conditions. The obtained delta values were analyzed using the Davey model as a function of temperature, and the performance of the developed model of survival of B. cereus was appropriate based on the validation parameters (BfAf, and RMSE) within the acceptable range. QMRA model was developed using data on the prevalence and concentration of B. cereus along with time and temperature along the retail-to-consumer steps. Using a baseline model with the currently available data, the probability of B. cereus infection was zero. These results provide useful information for the risk assessment and management of microbial risk in foods, especially those with very low-moisture content.

Belgium – “Zencefil” – Ground ginger from the Basak brand – Bacillus cereus

AFSCA

FASFC recall
Product: “Zencefil” – Ground ginger from the Basak brand.
Problem: Possible presence of Bacillus Cereus.


The FASFC withdraws “Zencefil” – Ground Ginger of the Basak brand from sale and recalls it from consumers because of a possible presence of Bacillus Cereus.

It has therefore been decided to withdraw this product from sale and to recall it from consumers. Customers who have purchased this product are advised not to consume it and to return it to the point of sale.


Product Description :

Product name: “Zencefil” – Ground ginger
Brand: Basak
Batch number: L4349M
Weight: 100g
Expiry date: DDM: 06/01/2023

This product was sold via various points of sale in Belgium.

For any additional information, you can contact the FASFC contact point for consumers: 0800/13.550 or pointdecontact@afsca.be .

RASFF Alert – Bacillus cereus – Ground Ginger

RASFF

Bacillus cereus in ground ginger from Turkey in Belgium and Germany

Research – Microbiological and physicochemical properties of farm bulk tank milk and antimicrobial resistance of its dominant bacteria

Wiley Online

Abstract

This study determined the antibiotic resistance of the dominant bacteria in the 85 farm BTMs according to the guidelines recommended by the epidemiological cutoff values in the EUCAST. In addition, some physicochemical and microbiological properties of farm BTMs were investigated. The milk samples were divided into two groups according to their SCC values. The milk samples with higher SCC than 400,000 cells mL−1 were further examined bacteriologically, and the antibiotic resistance of isolates was determined. The average TAMB value was 6.34 log CFU/mL in farm BTM. It was found that high-SCC values did not affect other physicochemical properties of BTM samples, such as fat, protein and total solids, except for lactose content. Seventy-two strains were isolated from 45 bulk milk samples. The most prevalent bacteria were Enterococcus spp. (23.61%). The other isolates were Citrobacter spp. (12.5%), Staphylococcus spp. (12.51%), Serratia spp. (11.12%), Klebsiella spp. (9.72%), Bacillus spp. (9.72%), and Enterobacter spp. (8.33%). In antibiotic resistance analysis, 52.6% of Enterobacterales isolates showed cefoxitin resistance, and nine Enterobacterales isolates were determined as the presumptive ESBL producers. None of them was confirmed as ESBL producers. Moreover, MDR was detected in 83.3% of Enterobacter spp. isolates and all Bacillus spp. isolates. The over and inappropriate use of antibiotics in mastitis treatment may cause antibiotic-resistant microorganisms in milk. It was found that 52.7% of the isolated bacteria were MDR, which could pose a risk to public health and food safety, with the consumer’s increasing interest in consuming raw milk.

France – COUSCOUS 350G – Bacillus cereus – Clostridium perfringens – Escherichia coli – Staphylococcus aureus

RASFF

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Meats
  • Product brand name FLAVORS OF ANTOINE
  • Model names or references COUSCOUS 350G
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3700912305695 2290 Use-by date 09/11/2022
  • Packaging Transparent tray
  • Marketing start/end date From 26/10/2022 to 02/11/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark12145001
  • Further information COUSCOUS 350G Batch: 2290 BBD: 12/12/2022
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors FLAVORS OF ANTOINE CENTER LOIRE FLAVORS OF ANTOINE HAUTE LOIRE DISTRIBUTION FLAVORS OF ANTOINE PIERROT SALTED FLAVORS OF ANTOINE YVAS FLAVORS OF ANTOINE SODIBEK FLAVORS OF ANTOINE GARCIN FLAVORS OF ANTOINE DEPARIS

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Labeling error on COUSCOUS 350G lot 2290: incorrect DLC information DLC displayed on 12/12/2022 instead of 11/09/2022
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Bacillus cereus
    Clostridium perfringens
    Escherichia coli
    Staphylococcus aureus (causative agent of staphylococcal poisoning)

France – Ground Ginger – Salmonella and Bacillus cereus

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Herbs and spices
  • Product brand name LEADER PRICE
  • Model names or references Small Ginger Powder jar
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3760138824059 BATCH TA0311 Date of minimum durability 30/04/2024
  • Packaging SMALL PLASTIC JAR OF 45 GR
  • Marketing start/end date From 08/08/2022 to 18/10/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Departments: MARTINIQUE (972)
  • Distributors LEADER PRICE

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall PRESENCE OF BACTERIA – SALMONELLA AND BACILLUS CEREUS
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Bacillus cereus
    Salmonella spp (causative agent of salmonellosis)

RASFF Alert – Bacillus cereus – Fresh Spinach

RASFF

Bacillus cereus (with diarrhoeic toxin-producing capacity) in fresh spinach from Italy in Germany

Research – Fighting Foodborne Pathogens with Natural Antimicrobials

Mirage News

The food industry has now started exploring natural alternatives for preserving food to reduce the dependency on chemical preservatives, some of which are linked to obesity and metabolic syndrome. Specifically, natural antimicrobials produced by plants and microorganisms like bacteria and fungi can kill food-borne pathogens like Salmonella Typhimurium, Escherichia coliListeria monocytogenes and Clostridium botulinum and also food spoilage bacteria like Brochothrix thermosphactaLactobacillus spp., Bacillus spp. and Weissella spp., among others. Foodborne pathogens and spoilage microbes pose a serious health concern for consumers and destroy the appearance, texture and sensory characteristics of the food, affecting the food industry and consumers alike.